Loudness - "The Battleship Musashi"
(Tokuma Communications TKCA- 72891, EP)

From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)

Ok, this came out one year ago but this is the newest studio material the band has released and it totally kicks ass… Fucking heavy! The band has released like 3 new DVD's this year though. Anyway, we have 3 new songs, 4 in total as the last is a remix of the title track, called the Battle Mix. The title track is a killer thrash metal track with just an amazing intense guitar sound and vocal attack and some cool organ like sounds (could be guitar with akira!). Great track. Wolfgang Amadeus slows it down a bit and is sung in Japanese and English. More than Machine is a really cool instrumental track. I love the way it starts with some really spaced out cool guitars and comes back to this in the middle before he goes into hyperspace solo! The CD ends with the Battle Mix of the title track. It appears to have some extra sounds here and there but not a greatly different mix. Cool stuff…

For more information you can visit the Loudness web site at: http://www3.livemedia.co.jp/loudness.

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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